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Comics + Real People tell true drinking stories


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Upcoming (live) shows:

Every Saturday at
High Hat Club
8 PM / $10 buy online
(no show July 4th)

Chicago Comedy Exposition
Playground Theater
Friday July 10th / 11:59 PM
$5 or free with festival pass buy online



News / Announcements / Blogs:


No Live Show on 4th of July

The Blackout Diaries is taking the 4th of July off, to cook some linked meats, get drunk and make some stories for our next show. So have some domestics on the 4th and come by next week!


* New Podcast Episode *
There’s No Google on a Chain Gang

Stories of almost dying while drunk. Sean explains why the podcast took a week off, due to a busy schedule and Chicago traffic. How close he came to death when first drinking as a teenager. Todd Masey, a comic and bartender, talks

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Book Your Party at Blackout Diaries

Blackout Diaries is excited to announce a new program where large groups can participate in the show- share their own stories or photos and more. And its free if you book more than 5 tickets. Just email

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Blackout Diaries recommended show this week

Timeout Chicago recommends checking out The Blackout Diaries this weekend and calls host Sean Flannery "a master story teller". Tickets going fast- hope to see you this weekend.


* New Podcast Episode *
Looking For A Hand Job in All The Wrong Places

It's Valentine's Day- stories of romance while drunk. Sean talks about when his wife discovered he was a drunk. A listener shares

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